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Eritrean delegation participates at 31st AU ordinary session

Photo: Eritrean Delegation at the 30th AU Summit held in Addis Ababa. (Credit: Eritrea at the AU)

Eritrean delegation participates at 31st AU ordinary session

By Shabait

Eritrean delegation led by Mr. Araia Desta, Eritrea’s Permanent Representative to the African Union and Economic Commission of Africa, participated at the 31st AU ordinary session of African leaders held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, from 25 June to 2 July.

The session that was held under the theme “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation” and chaired by Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and current AU Chairman, discussed on the measures that each member country should take to develop the legal and institutional capacity in order to eradicate corruption that is crippling Africa.

The meeting assessed the progress of the implementation of the AU institutional transformation and adopted recommendations for strengthening peace and security in Africa. The meeting also elected members of the four AU organs and adopted budget for 2019.

The session also hailed the initiative taken by Eritrea and Ethiopia to legally and peacefully solve the conflict that existed between the two countries.

The African Union has been blamed for not assuming responsibility for the implementation of the Algiers agreement that it was witness to.

In the same vein, the Summit endorsed and expressed support for Eritrea's candidature for membership of the UN Human Rights Council.

In the sideline of the meeting, the Eritrean delegation held discussion with representatives of various countries on issues of mutual interest.

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